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Roubaix

Roubaix is a city in northern France, located in the Lille metropolitan area on the Belgian border. It is a mono-industrial commune in the Nord department, which grew in the 19th century from its textile industries, with most of the same characteristic features as those of English and American boom towns; this former new town has faced many challenges linked to deindustrialisation such as urban decay, with their related economic and social implications, since its major industries fell into decline by the middle of the 1970s. Located to the northeast of Lille, adjacent to Tourcoing, Roubaix is the chef-lieu of two cantons and the third largest city in the French region of Hauts-de-France ranked by population with nearly 96,000 inhabitants. Together with the nearby cities of Lille, Villeneuve-d'Ascq and eighty-six other communes, Roubaix gives structure to a four-centred metropolitan area inhabited by more than 1.1 million people: the European Metropolis of Lille. To a greater extent, Roubaix is in the center of a vast conurbation formed with the Belgian cities of Mouscron and Tournai, which gave birth to the first European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation in January 2008, Lille–Kortrijk–Tournai with an aggregate over 2 million inhabitants.

Roubaix occupies a central position on the north-east slope of the Métropole Européenne de Lille: it is set on the eastern side of Lille and the southern side of Tourcoing, close to the Belgian border. As regards towns' boundaries, Roubaix is encompassed by seven cities which constitute its immediate neighbouring environment; these municipalities are namely: Tourcoing to the north and the northwest, Wattrelos to the northeast, Leers to the east, Lys-lez-Lannoy to the southeast, Hem to the south and Croix to the southwest and the west. Roubaix, alongside those municipalities and twenty-one other communes, belongs to the land of Ferrain, a little district of the former Castellany of Lille between the Lys and Escaut rivers; as the crow flies, the distance between Roubaix and the following cities is some odd: 16 kilometres to Tournai, 18 kilometres to Kortrijk, 84 kilometres to Brussels and 213 kilometres to Paris. The soft hollow plain, upon which Roubaix lies, stretches on an east-west oriented syncline axis which trends south-to-southeastward to the Paleozoic limestone of the Mélantois-Tournaisis faulted anticline.

This area consists predominantly of Holocene deposits of alluvial origin. It is low, with an elevation drop of only 35 m over its 13.23 square kilometres. The lowest altitude of this area stands at 17 m, while its highest altitude is 52 m meters above the sea level; the Trichon stream fed by waters of the Espierre stream used to flow through the rural landscape of Roubaix before the industrialisation process began to alter this area in the middle of the 19th century. From that century on, the ensuing industries, with their increasing needs for reliable supplies of goods and water, led to the building of an inland waterway connected upstream from the Deûle and downstream to the Marque and Espierre toward the Escaut, which linked directly Roubaix to Lille. Opened in 1877, the Canal de Roubaix crosses the town from its northern neighbourhoods to its eastern neighbourhoods and flows along the city's boundaries; the Canal de Roubaix closed after more than a century in use. Thank to the European funded project Blue Links, the waterway has been reopened to navigation since 2011.

Despite some American statements that weather conditions in Roubaix were bad during the 19th century, the area of the city is not known for undergoing unusual weather events. In regard to the town's geographical location and the results of the Météo-France's weather station of Lille-Lesquin, Roubaix is a temperate oceanic climate: while summer experiences mild temperatures, winter's temperatures may fall to below zero. Precipitation is infrequently intense; the current city's name is most derived from Frankish rausa "reed" and baki "brook". Thence the sense of Roubaix can find its origin on the banks of the three following historical brooks: Espierre and Favreuil; the place was mentioned for the first time in a Latinised form in the 9th century: Villa Rusbaci. Thereafter, the following names were in use: 1047 and 1106 Rubais, 1122 Rosbays, 1166 Rusbais, 1156 and 1202 Robais, 1223 Roubais. Over the span of centuries, the name evolved to Roubaix as shown on Mercator's map of Flanders published at Leuven in 1540.

Parallel to the official and usual name Roubaix, some translations are worth a mention. Firstly, though the city has never belonged to the Flemish-speaking area, the seldom-heard renderings Robeke and Roodebeeke are documented for Roubaix. Furthermore, the Dutch Language Union established Robaais as the city's proper Dutch name. Lastly, one can cite Rosbacum as the definite Latin transcription of Roubaix, in use since the 19th century, as recorded on dedication statements sealed in the first stones of the foundations of the City Hall laid in 1840 and the Church of Notre Dame laid in 1842. Inhabitants of Roubaix are known in English as "Roubaisians" and in French as Roubaisiens or in the feminine form Roubaisiennes natively called Roubaignos or in the feminine form Roubaignoses; the evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses carried out in the town since 1793 and the research study of Louis-Edmond Marissal, Clerk of the Peace of the city, published in 1844.

From the 21st century, communes with more than 10,000 population have sample surveys held every year, unlike other municipalities

High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine

The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine is a Ukrainian court established on 11 April 2019. The court handed down its first sentence on 30 October 2019. Cases concerning corruption in Ukraine are to be brought directly to this court; the jurisdiction of the court covers crimes that caused damage of an equivalent of at least 31 thousand USD. Appeals are considered by a separate Appeal Chamber of the High Anti-Corruption Court; the court has at least 10 of them appointed to the Appeals Chamber. These judges and persons living with them, parents and sisters, spouse's parents, adopted children and foster parents will be provided with a full protection; the judges are elected by the High Judicial Qualifications Commission with the help of the Public Council of International Experts. In December 2016 Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko said that a relevant bill for establishing a special anti-corruption court was ready to be sent to the Ukrainian parliament. Parliament saw the draft in December 2017.

Parliament adopted the final version of this law on 7 June 2018. The law on the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine came into force on 14 June 2018. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the law "On the Establishment of the High Anti-Corruption Court" on 26 June 2018; the law had undergone about 2,000 amendments during its passage. The International Monetary Fund will have to assess if it is sufficient to meet its anti-corruption requirements to release the next tranche of money under its $17.5 billion cash-for-reforms agreement. In December 2018, the court was set to be established during the first quarter of 2019. On 11 April 2019, the court was established, President Poroshenko signed the decree appointing the judges during an official ceremony. 38 judges were appointed. On the same day, the judges took oaths. On 7 May 2019, after repeated failures of one judge to secure a majority of at least 20 votes for the election at the office of Head of the HACC, judge Olena Tanasevych was elected.

In May 2019 it was expected that the HACC would begin working on 5 September 2019. On 5 September the High Anti-Corruption Court did start to work; the court handed down its first sentence on 30 October 2019. Corruption in Ukraine National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, NABU "How judges of High Anti-Corruption Court were selected", 16 April 2019, Ukrinform

Gemstone Warrior

Gemstone Warrior is an action role-playing game written by Canadian developer Paradigm Creators for the Apple II and published by Strategic Simulations in 1984. It is an action-adventure title set against a 2D screen with the player controlling an armored figure that they would move from area to area in search of treasure and the pieces of the stolen Gemstone. Gemstone Wariror was SSI's first game to sell over 50,000 copies in North America; the game was ported to the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, Macintosh. In addition, the games were ported to the N7 Japanese system, it was followed by a 1986 sequel, Gemstone Healer created by Paradigm. The player has to recover the Gemstone, a relic of incredible power forged by the gods and focusing the natural magic of the world. This, they entrusted to Man alone and for a time, there was great peace, but the Demons, led by Nicodemius, had managed to take the Gemstone. Unable to destroy it, Nicodemius fragments it into five pieces and hide them in the Labyrinth, buried deep within the Netherworld.

Going into the Netherworld, the protagonist must return with the Gemstone. There are three difficulty levels, determining various factors such as the rate at which magic items change their effects and the rate at which more dangerous monsters start appearing; this was the first game to have 4-directional scrolling. The general game design and concept was used in the Diablo; the game is viewed in a 2D screen displaying the playing area and inventory. The player controls an armored figure that wields a crossbow with a limited supply of bolts that can be replenished by finding more within the dungeon areas. Special "fireballs" can be launched against foes, although these are limited and are not as common. There are magical tools and other items that can be collected to provide a variety of benefits such as goblets that can restore health to crystal balls that can annihilate everything on the screen; the dungeons are filled with a variety of secret doors. Many brutal monsters fill the caverns ranging from skeletal warriors, exploding gas plants, to nearly invulnerable demons.

The player is able to search the corpses of monsters that remain behind and coffins for supplies. Monsters do not always respawn in zones, leaving behind only their corpse as a reminder that the player had been there, although some do return to life, such as the skeletons and ghosts; the goal is to traverse the maze to locate the Labyrinth, find the five pieces of Gemstone within its randomly generated layout, return to the entrance cavern to escape. Gemstone Warrior at MobyGames Images of Gemstone Warrior package and screen shots Peter. Lount.com Audio interview with Peter Lount From the pages of the past, games of yesteryear – Gemstone Warrior

The Nightly Show (British TV series)

The Nightly Show is a British late-night entertainment and chat show hosted by various presenters each week, which premiered on 27 February 2017 and ended on 23 April 2017. The show aired on ITV at 10:00 pm on Monday to Friday evenings; each episode was taped at the Cochrane Theatre in London at 6:00 pm, every weekday, four hours before that night's episode is scheduled to air on ITV. Before the show's premiere, non-broadcast pilot episodes were filmed in December 2016 and February 2017 to test filming equipment, audience interaction and the show's set design; the main purpose of The Nightly Show is to serve as a British response to the popularity of late-night television shows present in the United States, such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Due to underperforming viewing figures and poor critical reception, ITV decided not to renew the show for a second series. ITV said the series would feature a "high tempo mixture of topical monologue, studio games, celebrity guests, experts and VTs".

It has been described by the British media to be a cross between Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and The Late Late Show with James Corden. The episode due to air on Wednesday 22 March 2017 was cancelled due to ongoing ITV News coverage of the Westminster attack, reducing the series episode count to 39; the post-midnight repeat was replaced by a repeat of Countrywise. On Monday 27 March 2017, ITV lost signal before going into the second part of the episode; the episode finished three minutes than usual. On Tuesday 18 April 2017, the show was transmitted late at 11.00 pm because of extended news coverage resulting from the announcement of the UK general election which replaced the regular 10:00 pm slot. The average per show over all eight weeks was 1.38 million. Upon the show's debut, it received a negative critical reception from many, with attacks on the show via Twitter due to the show being branded by some viewers as unfunny and a "rip-off" of the format used in the United States, as well as the push back of the airing of ITV News at Ten to 10:30 pm.

According to an inside source from ITV, The Nightly Show could be moved to airing after ITV News at Ten if viewing figures continue to decline. It was reported. Mel and Sue were planned to host one of the weeks, but cited a'busy schedule' as the reason for their cancellation. ITV stated; the Nightly Show on Facebook The Nightly Show on Twitter The Nightly Show on YouTube The Nightly Show on IMDb The Nightly Show at British Comedy Guide

Police County

Police County is a unit of territorial administration and local government in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, north-western Poland, on the Polish-German border. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998, its administrative seat and largest town is Police, which lies 13 kilometres north of the regional capital Szczecin. The only other town in the county is Nowe Warpno, lying 29 km north-west of Police; the county covers an area of 664.16 square kilometres. As of 2006 its total population is 64,147, out of which the population of Police is 34,284, that of Nowe Warpno is 1,170 and the rural population is 28,693. Police County is bordered by the city of Świnoujście to the north, by Goleniów County, the city of Szczecin and Gryfino County to the east, it borders Germany to the west. There is a common bus transport system in Szczecin. Police County has road connections with: A6 Motorway and roads No. 10, 13 and 115 Pasewalk in Vorpommern-Greifswald, road No. 10 Goleniów, Penkun in Uckermark and Berlin, A6 Motorway The county is subdivided into four gminas.

These are listed in descending order of population. The Wkrzanska Forest - Natura 2000 area. Kayak-way on Gunica River from Węgornik through Tanowo and Wieńkowo to Police The Szczecin Lagoon in the area of Police Historical buildings in the area include: Brick Gothic Church in Police - Jasienica Ruin of Augustinians' cloister in Police - Jasienica Brick Gothic Chapel in The Chrobry Square in the Police Old Town Neo-Gothic Church in the Police Old Town The Police Lapidary in The Staromiejski Park in the Police Old Town Tenement houses in Police, Nowe Warpno and houses from this period in Trzebież Town hall in Nowe Warpno Churches from 13th century in Kołbaskowo, Dobra, Wołczkowo, Buk, Wąwelnica, Barnisław and Będargowo. Accommodation facilities are consisted of hotels in Police, Trzebież, Brzózki, Lubieszyn, Przecław, Przęsocin and Ustowo and agritourism farms. E.g. in Rzędziny and Kołbaskowo. Accommodation base of Nowe Warpno is a resort, camping, guest house and rooms in private homes. Polish official population figures 2006 Aischmann, Bernd: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, die Stadt Stettin ausgenommen, Thomas Helms Verlag, Schwerin 2008.

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1991 in Iceland

The following lists events that happened in 1991 in Iceland. President – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Prime Minister – Steingrímur Hermannsson, Davíð Oddsson 20 April – Icelandic parliamentary election, 1991 26 February – Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson, footballer. 16 March – Arnar Darri Pétursson, footballer 8 April – Dröfn Haraldsdóttir, handball player 10 May – Ægir Steinarsson, basketball player 28 June – Jóhanna María Sigmundsdóttir, politician. 2 August – Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir, swimmer. 10 August – Dagný Brynjarsdóttir, footballer 1 September – Haukur Heiðar Hauksson, footballer 15 November – Helga Margrét Þorsteinsdóttir, heptathlete 1 September – Hannibal Valdimarsson, politician.4 April – Pálmi Jónsson and entrepreneur